04247106 is referenced by 198 patents and cites 7 patents.

An improved system arrangement for distributing and permitting use of an ensemble of program controlled television games includes head end apparatus for impressing an array of game-regulating programs onto an electronic distribution system, e.g., by time division multiplexing into an assigned frequency band on a television program distributing CATV or MATV cable. At any of plural receiver locations connected to the distribution channel, a user desiring a game selects ("tunes") the game frequency band and loads a game program memory (RAM) with the program for the particular game desired. The composite apparatus then functions in the now per se conventional manner to actually implement the selected game in conjunction with a television receiver and player control(s).

Title
System arrangement for distribution and use of video games
Application Number
5/895809
Publication Number
4247106
Application Date
April 12, 1978
Publication Date
January 27, 1981
Inventor
Joseph Glaab
New Hope
PA, US
Charles L Dages
Colmar
PA, US
Jacob Shekel
Brookline
MA, US
Michael F Jeffers
Flourtown
PA, US
Agent
Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Lieberman
Assignee
Jerrold Electronics Corporation
PA, US
IPC
A63F 9/22
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